Be careful what you wish for

a group of people standing in front of a sign: Ocasio-Cortez forced to clarify Green New Deal details after rollout

” Change is good when done correctly, new ideas with the change can be a great combination, but when the ideas are so far fetched, makes for more chaos, corruption and ugliness”

I am sorry but this woman scares the heck out of me, with her far left Socialist ways and whacked out ideas, I mean really you simply can not take this woman too serious. This woman was voted into Congress by the state of New York, now I do not know the who voted for her, so I will just say, New York is responsible for any damage this woman does, while she serves her term in the 116th Congress.

Ms. Cortez has this new green deal, that basically has me saying………WOW!!! Eliminating air travel, guess work around a Cow’s flatulence and economic security for those not willing to work? These are the very Socialistic ideas that scare the crap out of me and it should you as well. Socialism never works and if you look into the past, like at the old USSR and even the present, with what’s happening in Venezuela, You can clearly see the corruption, the anger and the ugliness of which Socialism brings.

” Be careful of what you wish for”, yes this sounds cliche, but when we are a country in dire need of true change, we sometimes over look the fact that, when we try to send a message to the ones already serving as our so called leaders, we don’t truly look deeply into what we see, in order to truly vote in the right Candidate, that has our best interest, within their minds, instead they think they can make a name for themselves, for pushing forward something that makes completely no sense at all.

There are plenty more within the walls of Washington DC that just don’t get it, some are newly appointed and some have been there a while, who should be gone and one of those who have over stayed his welcome is, Congressman Markey, who is in this picture to the right. He has also gone to the far side of the left and has adopted these Socialistic ways for the simple common sense, that is deep within us all, not too mention……… I can’t stand the way he speaks, like he is talking down to us and he has all the power?

Now here is a stat that we all over look when we go into the voting booth, the fact that some within the walls of Washington DC, go in with little or no money, but when they leave they all of a sudden, have become multi millionaires? They do this on not just our watch, but also on our dime and they do not even care, as they are only thinking of themselves, with not even an after thought of you and I. The facts are the facts and it is time we all hold them accountable for their actions. The one point to make in all this is, all our Politicians are Lawyers, who think nothing at switching around some words, to what they think of as, justifying what they are doing.

Getting voted in to an office within the walls of Washington DC, should never be about making it a career, as now they are more focused on the power for themselves, instead of actually working for the American people and making this journey through life, better and stronger for all, as we all walk in the peace and happiness of Jesus Christ.

” Facts are the facts and actions will always speak louder than any spoken word”

” The spoken word can be twisted to fit into any narrative, but actions you own and are held accountable”

” True change is never forced, as it is always natural with zero pain of any kind, to trip you up along your path”

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Drama versus Common Sense

” With Drama a society will look in chaos like these washed up tree’s, with Common Sense a society will be as beautiful as this sunset”

***BowlingChef***

Drama is not of who we truly are, drama is brought on by a few who do nothing but stir the pot, to make the rest of our lives seem worthless and out of whack, just so those few can earn a buck on our pain. The problem lies with those of us who get caught up in the drama, as we get blinded to the point we can not see anyway out. This is what the Media tries hard to do, so we then buy their publications and they get rich from our stupidity. There is no media out there that does not have this mentality, even though some may try to hide it just to keep us hanging on their every word, then strip us of not just our hard earned money, but of our dignity as well.

Common Sense is something that is deep within each of us, just that through the drama it becomes lost from all our everyday lives. When we release the Common Sense from within, then as we walk our paths through this journey of life, it will then become as beautiful as all the different sunsets we may see within our lives. Common Sense is far from common within this society, only because we are all lost within the clouds of our judgments, instead of treating each other with respect and dignity, we chose to treat each other with disrespect, only because we simply don’t look at the ramifications of our actions and don’t think before we react. It is so much easier to use the Common Sense within, than it is too build any kind of drama around us, but because the drama is all around us, we then get caught up in it, without even taking a breathe and realizing of what we are doing.

All the media outlets out there today, use this drama to suck us in, as they try to control each one of us. Some of these outlets will use more fiction than truth, only because it plays right into their agendas, it plays right into the building of the drama all around us, to which we then think we have no control to any of this, but on the contrary…………. We do have all the control and all we have to do is, stop listening or reading their content, stop buying their publications, for when they feel the lighter bottom lines of their publications, then they have no choice but to change their ways, or quite simply………….. cease to exist within this society we are all within.

The beauty of Mother Nature isn’t just out there in nature for us to visit, that same beauty is within each one of us, just that through the drama, we forget to reach down deep and let it show. With the beauty within us is also the love of Jesus within us, it is this love that brings us peace and happiness, the love like the common sense when we keep it hidden deep within, we will then only see chaos and ugliness around us and then we become lost within the clouds of our judgments, we let the drama take control of who we are, instead of letting the love and common sense out, so we all than can walk our paths of this journey through life, in the peace and happiness we all so deserve and as Jesus taught us, when he came to us and walked his journey here with us.

” Drama is not natural as common sense is within us all and as natural as mother natures beauty”

” The true beauty is not just out there within mother nature, it is within each one of us as well”

” The drama of the media can be changed by each of us and by no means does it have to control who we are either”

Quality of life along this journey

” Since from you shall come a Ruler, who is to Shepard my people Israel”.

Mt 2;6b

We all get so wrapped up in our Professional lives, that we forget to simply take some ” ME” time as we walk our paths through this journey of life. When we grow up and become a productive member in this Society, we become all about our jobs, we become about making money so we can survive in this society to the point, we then become lost from all the true beauty all around us. Sometimes we don’t realize of what we are doing til it is too late, then when we finally wake up to our own realities, we get depressed of the fact that so much has passed us by and we haven’t even taken the time to enjoy any of it.

Now I totally get the fact that we need to work and build up our nest eggs, but what good is that nest egg, if we don’t take the ” ME” time to enjoy it? I get the fact that we find a Company to work in and are happy where we are, so we then work as much and often as we can, to earn all that we can, all while putting aside that “ME” time for later, but sometimes that later comes too us too late, then we look back at what we missed, of which we become depressed when we look back. There are also these life events that come to us with some being, small and mild while others taking control of us. We then bury our selves in our work of our jobs, to try to move forward without feeling the pain from these events? We then become lost within ourselves without taking any kind of “ME” time at all.

We all need this all important ” ME” time, from time to time. This is how we recharge ourselves, this is how we get out and explore all the true beauty around us, while we let this beauty heal us from our troubles, heal us from the stress of our work, so we than can move forward better and stronger throughout this journey of life. Sometimes this ” ME” time simply consists of, taking to Mother Nature with some camping and hiking, even if it is just you and Mother Nature, just getting out there and healing yourself from the daily grind. Sometimes it is finding a hobby like The sport of Bowling, something you grow to love and excel in, bowling in a league or two, then showing what you can do in a tournament on the weekends. When these activities are not there and we are lost within the clouds of our judgments, from the daily grind of our jobs, we then feel incomplete as a person, while all else passes us by.

I get the fact that we need some money to enjoy the ” ME” times, yes it is okay too build up the nest eggs, but it is also important to learn to balance your time between the work and the ” ME” time, without getting lost within the corporate world. The corporate world is fine, but sometimes we let it dictate where we are going, instead of us dictating where we want to go. Within this society we walk today and the way the corporate world changes daily, we then fear that the change will leave us on the outside looking in, which we then do whatever within our jobs, to what we think as becoming valuable to the company we work, but in reality these companies really, could care less of who we are, especially if we are not producing for them, this is when we get lost within and totally forget that all important “ME” time.

We all need to recharge and clear the cob webs from our minds from time to time, find an activity that helps us do just that, so we can focus on ourselves, as we heal ourselves from the daily grind, heal ourselves from the pains that come to hurt us throughout this journey, when we don’t take the time to recharge, then we lose focus on where we are going and more importantly, where we want to go moving forward. This journey through life really isn’t that hard when we do it correctly, but that is the problem……….. we get lost within the clouds of our judgments so much that, we let everything else dictate where we are going, instead of we ourselves dictating where we want to go.

” Good quality of life is we ourselves taking the proper ” ME” time to recharge and refocus”

” The corporate world will consume us if we let it, we just have to find the right balance between “ME” time and work time”

” A nest egg is good for the latter of the journey, as long as we don’t let the latter pass us by without enjoying it”

” We all need to recharge and clear our heads from time to time, so we can move forward better and stronger”

The deep division within a Society

” We are a Society divided simply because, we have lost our way along our paths, while living in fantasy instead of reality”

This secluded road might be very quiet, this road is divided with a yellow strip painted in the middle, with a solid white line on each side. This is how quiet we have become within this divided Society, we don’t truly chat one on one anymore, as social media has taken care of that, we have become too scared to help one another either, as we fear too much of the effects from reaching out to one another, with all the technology that we hide behind, we have totally forgotten just how to interact with each other, leaving us as alone as this country road.

Now with the way our elected officials come together, or should I say the lack there of………..them coming together, this is what’s hurting us all as a Society coming together. These men and woman within the walls of Washington DC were elected by you and I, they may of said what we wanted them to say, so they can get our votes and be elected by us, but as we speak they are totally going against everything they said, while those Federal workers affected by the Government shut down, go without their pay, which has affected them and their ability to simply put food on the table. Now I get the fact of why, but at what cost do we need to keep standing our ground? I am behind our President and do think we need some kind of barrier on our southern border to help the Border Patrol do their jobs effectively, as there is way too much Riff Raff and drugs coming in here “Illegally”, note the word used and if you have this word describing who you are, than you need to change what you are doing and do it the correct way, so we all can be in peace and happiness.

I am all in for term limits within the walls of Washington DC, as some have become way too comfortable and have lost not only their direction, but have lost all sight of true reality. The two leading the way in that campaign is, Senator Schumer and Congresswoman Pelosi, these two have become the poster children of corruption within the walls of Washington DC. The time is now to end these long term leeches, who have been leeching of us American people to long. Nancy Pelosi and her husband are very wealthy, but yet she puts in her travel expense, so we the people pay for her trips? Our elected officials get their pensions and their healthcare free of charge, paid for by you and I, while they fight over what is best for us? It is time for we the people to take back the power, as these so called officials have proven they can’t handle any power.

We need to end this Politically in-correction as well, as it is doing nothing but make us all weak, we fear too much of what to say too each other so much, that we have become as quiet as this country road. I get the fact that we all should be nice to each other and show our love within us, with each other, instead of all this hatred and ugliness, there is this thing called constructive criticism that when used properly, can and will help us all move forward better and stronger. It is the Political Correction that is hurting us deeply, but with constructive criticism it will heal the hurt for us all. Let us the people come together in true unity and show those within the walls of Washington DC we mean business and unless they follow our lead, then they will become like this country road and on the outside looking in.

” We are as divided and as quiet as the country roads, which lead no where in all directions”

” Time to end this shut down, while we put up a barrier on the southern border to help the Border Patrol do their jobs more effectively”

” Political Correction does nothing but divide us further from each other”

Having an Epiphany or an AH!!!! HA!!! moment…….






” That moment when you finally see what was already there in front of you, that is having an Epiphany”

There were many of these moments as Jesus walked his journey here with us, but as we do here in today’s Society, we don’t look deeply enough, nor do we look at what is right in front of us, instead we only see what we want to see, only because it is whats conveinant at the time, with no effort at all on our part. With Jesus walking his journey so long ago and we in this society, not making into the house of the Lord as we used to, makes for a society in denial of who they truly are. Jesus is always right there not just in front of us, but within us all, with his love for each one of us, but with we as a society not entering the house of the Lord as we should be, makes for a similar Epiphany for us all.

With all the ugliness and the hatred around us today, only proves further that we all need to have this epiphany, so we all can get back to who we truly are. When Jesus walked his journey here with us, he didn’t do it for the power or any amount of money, he did it for us while he showed how much he loved each one of us, he died on the cross for each of us, then rose from the dead to be seated at his Father’s side, showing us all that, when we to walk the path of righteousness, then when this journey ends, we also can live within Heaven. Jesus never failed us, only we failed ourselves, simply because we have wandered away from the house of the Lord and not truly seeing what is right there in front of us.

With we of this Society wandering away from the house of the Lord and forming our own opinions of the truth, will only lead us into a world of lies, hatred and ugliness, as you can see from today’s society, then through all the crap, we have spun everything in a political way, even a walk to the local general store, will get spun in a political way, this is who we have become, simply because we have wandered away from the house of the Lord. Those so called Leaders that get voted into office by us, can not even look each other in the eyes and do the job they were voted in to do, simply because they spin everything in a political way, instead of sitting down to simply talk eye to eye. When we share the love of Jesus within us, with each other as Jesus wants us to do, then all this political spinning will disappear, with each one of us having that Epiphany, that is really right there in front of us all.

You can either just watch the water flow over the rocks and down into the pool below, or you can truly see a stream flowing through the landscape, then falling over the rocks, forming a waterfall making a pool at the bottom. The Epiphany will have you see the waterfall as you look deeply into what you see, but when you are shallow, than you will see everything just as shallow as you are. Jesus doesn’t want us to see his power, he wants us to truly feel his love within us, so we can share that love with each other, as we walk this journey together, with no ugliness or hatred. Instead of just spinning everything in a political way, let us all have that Epiphany and truly walk into the house of the Lord, to see what was always right there in front of us, the love of Jesus Christ for each of us not just to see, but to feel deep within, everyday of this journey.

” Let the water fall on your head so the cold water can wake you in the true Epiphany way”

” The political way is not the right way, as the right way will give you that AH!!! HA!!! moment”

” When the leaders of today can not see eye to eye, then maybe it is time for the Epiphany to snap us all back to reality”

Happy New Year???

This quote by little eight year old Martin Richard, who we lost so tragically at the Boston marathon bombings, will forever stand the test of time throughout all the new Year’s, as the best quote ever.

With this being the last week of 2018 and the new 2019 right around the corner, is this really going to be a new year, or just much of the same? Seems like we spend more time on partying in the new year, than doing anything in truly making it a new year. We all take too much for granted of the leader’s we put in place to bring real change to us, when all we need to do is, each and every one of us, with our actions, are the ones that can bring real change around us. Real change starts with us, we first need to get off our fannies, put in the work, instead of partying at every turn, so not just we ourselves can be at peace, but all those around us can be at peace as well.

We all set these resolutions of which we never follow through on? We only never follow through because talk is cheap and actions speak louder. A resolution is meaningless unless you follow through on what you say and not speak, just to heat up the air with hot air from your mouth around you. If you know you are not going to follow through on your resolution, then say nothing and just let your actions say what you really want to say. Resolutions are useless anyways, only because it’s the lazy way out of a conversation, instead of confidently speaking in a conversation and truly making the change you want to make.

Why do we call it a ” New Year”, if we still do all the same things, except the fact that the year itself has changed. Whether it is domestic or abroad, we never really have any real change, we have a lot of hot air talking of change, but the true change we never receive. Some may change the approach of the change, then say they made change, but the same old same old still comes back to us, as the change disappears. True change comes from deep within each of us, we first have to be on the same page and not resist any change, whether it’s from ourselves or another. As we the people look toward our so called leaders for the change, how can they truly bring real change to us, if they themselves can not even see eye to eye, without the bickering and the arguing between each other? If someone comes forth with real change, it gets immediately shot down, cause it didn’t come from they themselves, which in the long run, has us all stay within ourselves, instead of working towards bringing real change to us all, so we than can move forward on our paths, of this journey through life, in the peace and happiness we all so deserve.

Happy New Year is truly each one of us coming together in peace and happiness, while we bring real change to each other, that will help us all be stronger and better than the year prior. Happy New Year is not about just changing a year, then we all continue all the hatred and ugliness of each other. We all may think that real change starts at the top? On the contrary…….. It starts with each one of us, whether your on the top, the bottom or the middle, working together in harmony and helping to bring real change to us all, moving forward throughout this journey of life.

We can still celebrate the coming of a new year, but there is a big difference between a celebration and just partying in the new year. You celebrate cause you are working at the true change, to bring into the new year and share with all around you. You party in the new year, only to wake up not feeling good or remembering anything of the night before. Somewhere in the translation of Happy New Year, we have lost the true message of bringing real change around us, which is why we have to look back, not to dwell in the past, but to see where we went wrong, fix what we need to fix, so we than can move forward along our paths of this journey through life, better and stronger, as the proper and real change comes to us and we all can be at, the true peace and happiness always.

” Happy New Year is not just the changing of a few numbers on the calendar, it is the bringing of true change to us all always”

” A true Happy new Year should bring us all peace and happiness always”

” ” No more hurting people peace” this should be more than a quote and help us all bring real change to each other”

” A celebration is happy and peaceful, as a party is something a lot of times we do not remember”

The Grass may not be greener elsewhere

Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, walk towards the U.S. Consulate during a demonstration in Tijuana, Mexico, December 11, 2018.
” Immigration done the correct way can be a beautiful thing, but to force yourself upon others, only breeds ugliness and hatred ‘.                                                                                 *** BowlingChef ***                  I totally get the fact that some of the legit Immigrants are looking for a place better than their current residence, as some of the smaller countries either just can’t handle taking care of their people, or just quite simply…….. Are taking complete advantage of them, to the point that they are just a pawn on the chess board of their country. Now with that said, we all here on this planet called Earth, walk our paths through this journey of life. With this journey comes struggles and their is no one exempt from these struggles, just that we as an Individual, have to figure out for ourselves  how to over come the struggles, so we can move forward better and stronger and to do this, we simply can not force ourselves on others and then expect them to foot the bill of our struggles.                   When we work hard and really achieve good things in our lives, it is not about these things we have, as it is all about the work and just how good we feel deep inside ourselves, when we achieve all that we have. That special feeling deep within, when we achieve success, really means a lot more to us, the problem is that, we within this Society have taken on this me against the World attitude and have lost all the feelings that are deep within ourselves.                     We all start out and end this journey the same way, even though some may think they are more special than another? The only thing that differs along this journey is the path we each take, sometimes we get led down a path and sometimes we blaze our own path, either way we are suppose to make the path we choose, as simple as we can and as beautiful as we can, so we can make this journey enjoyable and full of peace and happiness. Now the peace and the happiness may be our goal, but there is this thing called ” Life Events” that will if we let them, control totally of who we truly are. These life events may come to us from our actions as we walk our paths, but for the most part, these events come to us from those around us. The facts are the facts and there are some that, will go out of their way to control all those around them, just so they can seem to all as the most powerful of us all.                       Not everybody can achieve top positions within the company that they work, but we all can achieve greatness throughout this journey of life. just by how we walk our paths with our actions, walk our paths with much respect, love and dignity of each other, as we honor each other always. Life is funny in the way that, we get back for what we put into it, like if we don’t put in anything, then we get back nothing, leaving us to struggle, when we try to be very controlling of all that is around us, then all we get is, never to be satisfied of anything, with zero substance of anything in our lives, we are never truly satisfied with our non actions, as this breeds great inactivity, even if we think our actions are second to none, with no care for those around us.                        Now a lot of these Immigrants that are trying to come to America just might be legit, but a good majority just want to come here to sponge off of us Americans, to bring great chaos, hatred and ugliness and do not care of who they hurt with real pain? There are some of these Refugee’s that, just want to come here to disrupt, they do not want to be better moving forward and you have them becoming lazy, while they do nothing but bring the hurt of real pain, to all those around them.  ” The green grass of the pasture, just might be green where you are, but not as green where you want to be”  ” This journey of life may be all the same to us all, it is our paths that differ with none being greater than the other”  ”  ” There is a big difference between “ILLEGAL” Immigration and Immigration done the correct way” 

Respect and Honor

Slide 1 of 25: US President Donald J. Trump, with First Lady Melania Trump, salutes the casket containing the body of former US President George H.W. Bush in the Rotunda of the US Capitol in Washington

           Within this Society of today, there are two things for which we have not only taken for granted, but we buried these two things so deep, we have forgotten just what they are anymore. The two items in question are, Respect and Honor and with this picture, that speaks very loudly with no words, has Respect and Honor front and center before all our eyes to see. 

                George HW Bush was a great man that with his life long actions of 94 years, has truly deserved all of our respect, with 100% of us all Honoring him and his family at their time of great loss. True that he came from money, but with our past President he didn’t care, as with his actions proves of just how great he was. He went into our military and fought through World War two, true he may not of been all that charismatic like some other past Presidents, but President George HW Bush had his own way about him and that way is, what brought him into legendary status and one of the true greats, within the history of the United States of America. 

                     This picture really needs no words, as the image itself speaks louder than any words can, the Respect of one President toward another and Honoring his great life with a salute, as his journey has sadly come to an end. Then there is the First Lady, with her hand placed directly over heart, while she shows Respect and Honoring him at his journey’s end. The red and white roses for his true love of his country, with his casket draped with the colors of the American flag. President George HW Bush may not of been a man with many words, but his actions spoke very loudly, as with this picture that needs no words, with the images of the picture speaking as loudly, as any words could ever speak. 

                      Now go and Rest in Peace President George HW Bush, your mission is complete with all that you have done personally and toward your country, you have raised a great family, as now it is their time to truly show you of just how great they are with their actions. You have a lovely Wife of 73 years waiting for you in your new home within Heaven, she is waiting for you to come to her, take her hand and whisk her away,as you did 73 years ago, so now you both can be back together, within the peace and the happiness that Heaven is all about. Yes it is true we will miss this great man, but his Wife Barbara Bush is calling him home once again, to live within the love, happiness and the peace, which is what makes up Heaven and one day as we all walk our paths of this journey through life correctly as our past President, we to can enjoy the love, happiness, and peace as well, with no reservation.  

“Honor and Respect go hand in hand as with them both, there are no words , just great actions and a big warm heart” 

” Let’s not forget Dignity, as with the Honor and Respect, gives you great dignity of a job well done” 

” It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words? That is because, a picture like this needs no words, but yet speaks very loudly” 

RIP President George HW Bush

Bush, with president-elect Ronald Reagan, right, visits Capitol Hill after the 1980 election. Bush served eight years as vice president under Reagan before succeeding him in the presidency.
              Regardless of who you were, or whatever side of the aisle you were on, there is no debate, on just how much of a good man Bush 41 was. President George HW Bush, with his wife Barbara, brought class and dignity as well as a stern voice, to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. No matter of what you say about his political decisions, you can never and I repeat……….. ” never”, say anything bad of George Bush Sr the man. Those of us who grew up here in the state of Massachusetts, he was born here in Milton and went to the private school of Phillips Academy. His wife Barbara was a resident of Maine, so the two of them were closer to us than we may think and not just being famous as the President and the first Lady.                   This picture here of President Ronald Reagan and then Vice President George HW Bush, smiling and waiving to their supporters, as they get ready to serve their first term, leading us to greatness here in America. Both of these guys brought class, respect and dignity to the office for which they held, with their Wives right there by their sides with every step. We here in America have never been so blessed, to have such class within the walls of the White house and yes they will always be there, within the history of this great Nation.                     All of us here in America are heart broken and saddened, as we wake up to this very sad news, so as we send our prayers to the Bush family at their time of this great loss, let us all remember a smiling and happy George Bush, as he is back with his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush and truly living happily ever after once again.                       May we all learn from the path of President Bush, now yes his family had money and he attended a private school, so maybe he never struggled as some Americans have done, or do? But there is no denying the fact, that when you walk a path through this journey of life as he did, with respect, dignity and class, then the same comes back to you as you move forward into your Golden years. These three categories of respect, dignity and class does not require any money, as they are all within each one of us, just that we all need to release them from our souls and let the power of the three, live among us with our actions. It is we the people as we get so consumed with all the ugliness and hatred around us, that with our actions, or better yet inaction’s, we lose and bury deeper within ourselves, the class, respect and dignity, this is when we treat each other as we should never treat anybody around us, when we do this, we are not being truly of who we are and then we think? We are owed the respect, dignity and class of others, without we ourselves giving it back, or even better, we ourselves starting the action and setting a good example, as did President George HW Bush.                               We are a country in mourning as we lost a great man in President George HW Bush, A man that walked his path of this journey the correct way and with his wife Barbara of 73 years, showed us all that when you treat others as you yourself would want to be treated, then nothing but good will always surround you and life itself will always reward you, when you walk your path correctly throughout this journey of life. May you Rest in Peace Mr. President, as you are back together with the love of your life Barbara and prayers to your family, as they get through this very difficult time of grief from your loss.  ” A loss of any kind is difficult for us to deal with, when a loss of a great man taken from us all, makes us a country in mourning”  ” America lost a great man today, A man with great respect, dignity and integrity, but as we show the same of each other, then he will look down on us with a big smile”  ” When we all walk our paths of this journey correctly, we to will be rewarded greatly as President George HW Bush”  ” If we all set such a great example as Bush 41, all our paths of this journey will be walked in peace and happiness always” 

The Majestic………The Grand

                Every time I look at this hotel, I think about Stephen King’s the shining, a glamorous but yet old hotel rich in history. This hotel has been around as long as I can remember. The only thing though, I have never stayed at this hotel, when I wander up that way, I am usually staying at one of the mountain huts, or within a tent set up at my base camp, for a good nights rest by night and a good hike throughout the daylight hours.  I am sure this hotel, known as the Mount Washington hotel, has it’s own stories to tell, just like the hotel in the movie the shining, plus they both have something in common and that is, they both are surrounded by beautiful mountains and fresh air.                    When I was younger and hiking through these great mountains by day and staying within the huts on the mountains by night, the crew at these huts would embark in an after dinner story telling time and usually these stories were of the Ghost story kind, now whether these stories were fact or fiction? is totally up to the ones listening. With as old as the Mount Washington is, I am sure it to has it’s own Ghost stories to tell. Maybe one day I will stay at this hotel and totally take in the full ambiance of the hotel, including listening to the hotel itself and what it has to say, including all the old structures with it’s crackling and squeal of the hinges, when you open and close the door, but maybe the maintenance man has been busy with the grease, greasing up the old parts of the hotel?                       These mountains in the back drop of this grand hotel are part of the Presidential range, within the white mountains of New Hampshire, with all the mountains on the range being named after past Presidents and yes of course, Mount Washington is the tallest at 6,288 feet right behind the grandest of hotels in the area. The white mountains are like a second home to me, as I have hiked quite a few of them, I am also very close to being able to say I have hiked all the mountains in New Hampshire over 4,000 feet, with only five peaks left. True…………..yes I am getting older, but this beauty within these mountains, is what keeps me young and what keeps me healthy everyday. Now that don’t mean I don’t have aches and pains, especially with all the miles I have acquired on my feet, but it is good aches and pain, as I totally enjoy being outside and one with Mother Nature.                         I have also lived in Colorado for a few years and yes it is an awesome place to live, while you also explore the back country of the state. I would either take trips in my 4×4  up some quite steep and rural mountain passes, or I would set base camp and take on some great hiking as well, where I have been at the highest of my lifetime so far at 14,500 feet, up a mountain named, mount Albert. Totally different than the White mountains, each has their own beauty, as they to, like we Humans are very unique to each other. You can not compare one to another, as they both are very special places to me and within my heart forever, which no one can take that from me. We all have our own special places that we hold dear, these places may mean nothing to others, but to us………..ourselves, they mean the world us and no one can take these places from us. Plus as we walk our paths through this journey of life and with all the ups and downs of the journey, we can in our minds go back to these places, to truly have some solitude within ourselves, as we take the pitfalls of the journey and turn them into big success, to keep moving forward better and stronger, throughout the rest of our journey through life.  ” Having solitude for us is important, as it helps us heal within to be better and stronger moving forward”  ” Get out and explore, who knows you just may connect with your inner self and discover great solitude and happiness”  ” Ghost stories fact or fiction, you be the judge of what you truly believe”  ” Feeling of accomplishment will help you move forward better and stronger always”